BENEFITING: Alzheimer's Association
ORGANIZER: Ty (Cheeks)
Ty (Cheeks) Bennett wrote -
This November, for the first time, the men of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity are putting away their razors in order to grow facial hair, awareness, and funds to end Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The Fraternity has adopted No Shave November as its signature fundraising event for The Judy Fund, a family fund at the Alzheimer's Association®, which has been our national charity of choice since 2005.
We are growing our beards long to help keep brains strong, and we need your support! We respectfully request that you support our philanthropic efforts by making a donation today. You may support any of our chapters throughout the nation by clicking on their team page below.
Alzheimer’s is a devastating, cruel disease, and we are so glad to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s work to end it and to provide care and support programs and services for people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and as many as 11 million members of the baby boom generation could develop it. The burden of Alzheimer’s on caregivers is agonizing. More than 15.5 million people are serving as unpaid caregivers to people with dementia and their ranks, too, will swell.
Thank you very much for helping us to end Alzheimer’s. We are excited for this new event, and we hope that together we can make it a success this year and for years to come—until Alzheimer’s itself is only a memory.